Assistant Professor/Science Education

  • Savannah State University
  • Savannah, GA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: 226263

About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges - Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The College of Education at Savannah State University seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Science Education, starting August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Biology Education for majors and in Science Education including middle/secondary science teaching methods, inquiry and investigation-based life science for science education majors, and foundation/professional education courses. Responsibilities also include advising Biology teaching majors and Science Education Middle Grades Education students seeking educational certification, supervising students in educational field experiences, develop an active research program in Biology Education or Science Education that engages undergraduate students, and serving on various institutional governing committees addressing policies and procedures affecting degree programs in The College of Education.

Required Qualifications

The Assistant Professor of Science Education MUST have passed a state teacher licensing examination and obtained full certification as a teacher. Applicants for this position must also have:

  • An earned doctorate in science discipline, science education, biology education, chemistry education, or physics education.
  • Current, viable teacher certification in Middle Grades (4-8) - Science and Science (6-12).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching public middle grades and or high school science.
  • Working Knowledge of the Georgia Performance Standards for middle school and high school science, the National Science Education Frameworks, or performance based secondary science curriculum.
  • Evidence of a research agenda in science or science education.
  • Evidence of participation in curriculum development or professional activity at the state, regional, or national area in science or science education.
Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

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